Newcastle Boss Alan Pardew And Man City Captain Vincent Kompany Pick Up Premier League Gongs

Alan Duffy

11th, May 2012


By Alan Duffy

With the season all but over, the Premier League have named Newcastle boss Alan Pardew as their ‘Manager of the Season’ while Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany has picked up the prize for ‘Player of the Season’.

Pardew, once a fierce critic of teams who fielded too many foreign players, has recently embraced all things French and African, with the likes of Papiss Demba Cissé, Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa inspiring the Magpies to the cusp of Champions League qualification.

Belgian international Kompany has been outstanding for the Citizens this season. An intelligent man off the pitch, he has been inspirational on the field of play and thoroughly desrves the award.

Indeed, both Kompany and Pardew are totally deserving of the prizes. Arguably, Robin van Persie or indeed Kompany’s team-mate Yaya Touré could also have won the player prize, but all in all, it’s a pretty fair outcome, no?

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  1. Puma says:

    If Chelsea win the champions league, will whoever finishes 4th be unlucky?

  2. Adam says:

    Happy to see Kompany win it! Van Persie might have deserved it but ever since he hit his recent run of form, he’s seemed to turn into a bit of a prick. And now that Kompany won it, what are the odds he scores a 90th minute own goal to give United the title?!

  3. mark says:

    Good choices

  4. Ben says:

    Can’t argue with that. If it wasn’t for the African Cup of Nations I reckon Yaya might have pinched it. Also, having to play Savic every now and again made Kompany look like a golden colossus. Wanted Brendan Rodgers for manager but Pardew deserved it.

  5. Danny says:

    No love for Alex McLeish? Mad world.

  6. Berts says:


    I know right, he gave us the most exciting football for years, what’s gone wrong with the world….

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